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Anthony's Key questions ...

Discussion in 'Central America' started by Kimela, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Yes, the last two posts make excellent points, which I had neglected in my post. The little swester that was all I needed was after diving whilst dry and going for dinner. A wind breaker for the boat rather have and not need, than need and not have. And, yes KathyA, I definitely agree that planes can be very cold and I have a complete different set of travel clothes, including a scarf, that I wear when traveling.
     
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  2. Guitarcrazy

    Guitarcrazy Nassau Grouper

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    My wife and I went to AKR 2 years ago and loved it. We did get eaten up by insects. We found out later in the trip that we weren't helping our situation out much. In between dives they will take you back to the resort for your surface interval. My wife and I would take off our wetsuits and just stroll around or relax on the dock until the boat left again. Others immediately showered and dried off. Apparently the insects really like the saltwater on your skin. The locals said they found they were bitten much less often if they rinsed off as soon as they got back to the dock.
     
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  3. lionfish-eater

    lionfish-eater Photographer

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    A few years back. I stayed at Barefoot key.
    They took They took great precautions to minimize the bug problem.
    They rake the grounds and the beach multiple times a day.
    They had an in-ground sprinkler system that sprayed insecticide around the grounds.
    We had no bug problems. Even in our open living area.
    I recommend the place. It's also on the south side near Mary's place and other walls.
     
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  4. Kimela

    Kimela Barracuda

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    Good to know - thanks!
     
  5. Kimela

    Kimela Barracuda

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    Couple more, last minute questions. Do they provide enough towels to rinse off and dry between dives if you're doing three dives? Should we bring our own locks for storage locker?

    Thanks everyone. We have repeatedly gone back to the same places to dive over the past few years, so going to AKR feels 'new' and 'different' and it's nice to get the insider info. :)
     
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  6. markmud

    markmud Self Reliant Diver--On All Dives. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hi Kimela,

    Have a great trip to AKR. You are leaving soon I can see.

    Thanks for your thread. I am a mosquito magnet. I must have some sweet tasting blood or thin skin.

    Cathy and I are going in June with the SB Invasion for two weeks. I will rinse the salt water off regularly and carry my Picardin bug spray everywhere.

    Please draft a trip report upon your return from AKR.

    cheers,
    m
     
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  7. Kimela

    Kimela Barracuda

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    @markmud - Thanks! I'll post a report here as follow-up. :D
     
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  8. Kimela

    Kimela Barracuda

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    I asked AKR directly about locks and towels. They provide locks. You are expected to bring towels from the room - they are not stored by the pool or on the boats.
     
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  9. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    Worse than mosquitoes, AKR has noseeums. I hate them even worse than skeeters. I bring lemon grass which is a noseeum specific repellent as well as stuff for skeeters.
     
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